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March 29, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Music of Today: Indigo Mist, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) celebrates 50 years + Beverly Guy-Sheftall – Say Her Name: The Urgency of Black Feminism Now

April 5 – 9 | Online

Founded in 1970, and one of the oldest programs in the U.S., GWSS celebrates 50 years of embracing the shifting meaning and implications of gender and sexuality. Partake in online events and conversations, starting off with Dr. Beverly Guy-Shefall’s talk “Say Her Name: The Urgency of Black Feminism Now” on April 5, 6:30 PM.


Free | More Info

Kollar Symposium in American Art History: Legacies and Futures

April 6, 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Online

In recognition of the opening of Jacob Lawrence: American Struggle at the Seattle Art Museum, this symposium asks: what constitutes a legacy? Broadly defined as something transmitted or received from the past, it is a term frequently associated with American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), whose impact as Professor of Painting at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is honored today through the Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s Legacy Residency. Lawrence’s dedication to mentorship and complex engagement with stories of the past presents an opportunity to reconsider legacy as not a passive or ancestral inheritance but rather an intentional and active consideration in both practice and pedagogy. A keynote lecture and moderated roundtable conversation will explore how artists—past and present—have constructed and transmitted legacies in response to debates about cultural inheritance, transmission, racial identity, and history.

Organized by Juliet Sperling, Assistant Professor of Art History and Kollar Endowed Chair in American Art, School of Art + Art History + Design, University of Washington. This event is made possible through support from the Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Chair in American Art.

Music of Today: Indigo Mist

April 6, 7:30 PM | Online

After a year of online rehearsals, Indigo Mist is back on stage for a set of genre-defying music based on improvisation. Initially the brainchild of Professor of Digital Arts and Experimental Media Richard Karpen and Chair and Professor of Jazz Studies Cuong Vu, Indigo Mist has become a vehicle for the musical musings of a group of forward-reaching artists with tendencies towards experimentation. Having crossed paths over the years as University of Washington faculty, the group is currently comprised of Cuong Vu (trumpet), Richard Karpen (piano), Professor of Music Composition Juan Pampin (electronics), Assistant Professor of Drums Ted Poor (drums), and Artist in Residence Steve Rodby (bass).

Online: Accidental Death of an Anarchist

April 8 – 11 | Online 

Based on the true story of Italian rail worker and anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli, who died under mysterious circumstances while in police custody in 1969, Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist is one of the greatest—and most controversial—farces ever composed. In a world of commonplace deception and organized corruption, a “maniac” invades a police station interrogation room and hilariously manipulates the police into a truth-inducing hysteria. A hair’s-breadth combination of political exposé and pungent vaudeville, Anarchist is an explosive catharsis for our maddening times. This play will be presented by the School of Drama.

$5 – 20 | Purchase Tickets and More Info

Neither Free Nor Fair?: What’s Happening in Myanmar?


This new podcast series, “Neither Free Nor Fair?” is produced at the University of Washington and hosted by James Long, Associate Professor of Political Science. 

In this episode, Professor Dan Slater of the University of Michigan discusses with James the ongoing protests, coup, election fraud, and democratization in Myanmar. Dan is the author of Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia and a co-editor of Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis.

Free | Listen and More Info

Jewish Questions Podcast


Jewish Questions is the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies’ podcast on issues that matter now in Jewish life, politics, history, and culture — from a scholarly perspective.

This season, hosts Associate Professor of History Laurie Marhoefer and Director of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Noam Pianko talk with faculty experts from the University of Washington about anti-Semitism: what it is, its long history, and how to push back against it today.

Jewish Questions comes out weekly on Wednesdays. This season’s five episodes will look at the causes and consequences of anti-Semitism across history, from medieval Spain to Nazi Germany to the United States in the 20th century.

Free | Listen and More Info

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.